British Airways has canceled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick because of global computer problems.
“Following the major IT system failure experienced earlier today, with regret we have had to cancel all flights leaving from Heathrow and Gatwick for the rest of today, Saturday, May 27,” the airline said in a statement.
“We are working hard to get our customers who were due to fly today onto the next available flights over the course of the rest of the weekend”.
The system outage has also affected the airline’s call centres and website.
Most long-haul flights due to land in London tomorrow (Sunday, May 28) are expected to arrive as normal, and we airline is working to restore its services from tomorrow, but British Airways warned that delays and disruption may continue into Sunday.
The system failure comes after a series of similar IT troubles for the British flag carrier. Earlier this month, the British Airways website was offline for many hours, while its new check-in and flight management systems have also suffered major outages.